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Articles with the Tag: Medicare

Healthcare unaffordable, complicated

Editor, Wow. Today’s healthcare conundrum. In my growing up years on our Wisconsin farm, I had chicken pox, whooping cough, measles, mumps and bad bumps. Doctor Doughty was immediately there. All medical bills were handled directly between Dad and the provider of the care. It was all handled even wi...

Local help with Medicare is available

News from Area VI Agency on Aging LAKE COUNTY – New Medicare cards have begun arriving in Montana. When you get your new card, destroy your old one. Take the new card to your doctor and other medical providers so they can take a copy. Even though the new cards are more secure, you should still gua...

New Medicare cards will be mailing soon

MONTANTA – Starting in September 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to people with Medicare in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming, to help protect you from identity fraud. The new Medicare cards no longer contain your Social Security number, but rather a unique, randomly-assigned Medicare ...

New Medicare Cards still coming

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging  About half of the states have received or are in the midst of receiving their new Medicare cards. The mailings to Montana residents have not yet begun.  t’s important to keep your old card secure until the new one arrives. Remember, no one legiti...

New Medicare phone scam hits home

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging The state Senior Medicare Patrol is warning of a recent report of an apparent phone scam in Eureka, Montana. Someone was called in an attempt to get personal information under the guise of helping the person with their Medicare. The person’s caller ID showed t...

Medicare open enrollment is now

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging Each year during Medicare open enrollment, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, you have the opportunity to compare prescription drug plans and advantage plans available in the coming year. Insurance companies change prices, plans offered, what drugs they cover, and what areas t...

Medicare open enrollment continues through Dec. 7

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — Each year during Medicare Open Enrollment you have the opportunity to compare Prescription Drug Plans and Advantage Plans available in the coming year. Insurance companies change prices, plans offered, what drugs they cover, and what areas they cover ...

Tribal Health set to enroll recipients for Medicaid

News from CSKT Tribal Health ST. IGNATIUS — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health is now set to make Medicaid eligibility determinations, and perform functions related to the eligibility process, in an effort to enroll individuals applying for Medicaid in a more timely and convenient pr...

Determining patient status

News from Area VI Agency on Aging There is often confusion about how Medicare payments are affected by inpatient versus outpatient status in a hospital. The Senior Medicare Patrol sees many cases where beneficiaries are upset at how much they have to pay and think it must be incorrect. A hospital statu...

Classes offered in caregiving, Medicare

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging LAKE AND SANDERS COUNTY — Area VI Agency on Aging continues to offer classes to meet the needs indicated by calls we receive looking for help. In April and May we have the following classes scheduled in Lake, Sanders, and Mineral Counties: “Powerful T...


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